John West-Burnham, Visiting Professor in Education, University of Suffolk
This is an important book! It is challenging and reassuring at the same time, and combines principles and practice to telling effect. Di-Finizio provides a compelling narrative that is rooted in successful leadership practice and in deep reflection. His focus on ethos is particularly valuable in supporting, as it does very well, a holistic approach that integrates strategies and principles and informs the day-to-day routines and the most important strategic challenges. The book is therefore a powerful model of leadership learning and development and will inform and influence learning across the school.
A Head Full of Ethos will be a powerful resource for those entering school leadership and those in need of renewal and review.